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CVU harriers in Burlington Invitational on Saturday (9/17/09)

Sept. 17, 2009

The Champlain Valley Union High girls cross country team will be seeking a second straight invitational title on Saturday when the toes hit the ground at the annual Burlington High Invitational. The race starts at 9:30 a.m.

The CVU girls scored an impressive victory last Saturday in the Essex Invitational at Williston’s Catamount Family Center. The Redhawks finished with 39 points to 59 for Essex High and Mount Mansfield Union, tied for the runner-up slot.

CVU’s boys finished fifth in their division, with Londonderry (N.H.) High taking the team crown.

The Redhawks’ Summer Spillane paced her team, finishing second by some nine seconds to victor Jenna Griffith of Colchester High, who posted a winning time of 20 minutes, 19.89 seconds.

Joining Spillane at the top of the field were teammates Adrienne Devita in third and Laura Jackson in fifth. Annie Jackson took 14th and Julienne Devita 15th.

Zack Pete was again the top runner for the CVU boys, taking seventh place.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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